Category Archives: IKEA

COVID-19 and Christmas

About six or so weeks ago I completed a piece for the Economics Observatory (@EconObservatory) on the impact of Coronavirus on the UK’s retail sector. You can find my short intro to it on this blog and the full piece … Continue reading

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What’s Blue and Yellow and Full of (Meat)Balls?

Many Scots have a view or an image in their mind about IKEA. Maybe it is the vivid blue and yellow, perhaps it is the Swedish meatballs in the cafeteria, probably it involves the catalogue, possibly their peculiar shopping method … Continue reading

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